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Old 10-11-2012, 21:20   #21
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Congrats! Great looking gun.
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Old 10-11-2012, 21:34   #22
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Old 10-11-2012, 21:38   #23
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I was under the impression that Ed is the jerk, Les seems like a nice guy as does Bill Wilson. I'm a Wilson fan myself. I ordered a CQB and waited 7 months for delivery. It was very nice but I didn't do my "homework" as well as I should have. I decided I wanted a different kind of configuration so I sold it a couple of weeks after it arrived and "got back in line" with a CQB Elite now on order. It's not due until next spring.
From what I have heard Ed is a few lengths ahead of Les in the "Jerk 400m" race but Les is hanging in

I am just going by what I have heard over multiple years from numerous sources. Who really knows the truth.
I hope I never have to find out.

I called Wilson once due to an issue with the front sight on my CQB and they were great to deal with. I mailed them just the slide on my dime ($11 with insurance I think) and they fixed it and mailed it back within a week. They included 2 ETM mags to offset my $11, not a bad deal for me

The CQB in the "family" picture is an Elite, what features did you want that were not on the CQB? Just curious.
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Old 10-11-2012, 22:04   #24
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The CQB in the "family" picture is an Elite, what features did you want that were not on the CQB? Just curious.
I configured the CQB as more of a custom/classic model. It had a naked slide, gold bead front sight, shortened (countersunk) slide stop, magwell, FLGR and BP upgrade. It had a black on black Armor-Tuff finish.

The CQB Elite that I have on order is going to be a tactical/all business gun and I didn't deviate all that much from the standard configuration. Then again as you know a CQB Elite is pretty loaded as it comes. All I did was add a shortened (countersunk) slide stop, a FLGR and selected the black starburst G10 grips that normally come with the CQB. I also really wanted the new one piece magwell/MSH which Wilson has only recently made available to the CQB Elite. Up until a few months ago it was only available on the Supergrade. I honestly don't see the value in owning a Supergrade. I rather keep the extra $1500 in my pocket or put it towards a second Wilson. I may go for an X-Tac next.
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Old 10-11-2012, 23:26   #25
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I have 2 Wilsons, and love the way they feel in hand.

They seem very slim aside from grips than my Springfield TRP.

I heard that Baers feel Bulkier, and thicker than the Wilsons, or Browns.

I was interested in getting an Ultimate Master So What say you?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:13   #26
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I have 2 Wilsons, and love the way they feel in hand.

They seem very slim aside from grips than my Springfield TRP.

I heard that Baers feel Bulkier, and thicker than the Wilsons, or Browns.

I was interested in getting an Ultimate Master So What say you?

Thanks,

Royd
I've had two Baers. They're thicker/bulkier to the point that they won't fit a kydex holster made for a 1911. Were too tight to draw in a Milt Sparks leather holster.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:34   #27
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:45   #28
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Old 10-12-2012, 16:46   #29
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I've had two Baers. They're thicker/bulkier to the point that they won't fit a kydex holster made for a 1911. Were too tight to draw in a Milt Sparks leather holster.
Exact same here. Milt Sparks holster + Wilson = fine. Milt Sparks + Baer = too tight a fit.

The Baer does feel slightly "fatter" in the hand than the Wilson.
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Old 10-12-2012, 16:50   #30
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I configured the CQB as more of a custom/classic model. It had a naked slide, gold bead front sight, shortened (countersunk) slide stop, magwell, FLGR and BP upgrade. It had a black on black Armor-Tuff finish.

The CQB Elite that I have on order is going to be a tactical/all business gun and I didn't deviate all that much from the standard configuration. Then again as you know a CQB Elite is pretty loaded as it comes. All I did was add a shortened (countersunk) slide stop, a FLGR and selected the black starburst G10 grips that normally come with the CQB. I also really wanted the new one piece magwell/MSH which Wilson has only recently made available to the CQB Elite. Up until a few months ago it was only available on the Supergrade. I honestly don't see the value in owning a Supergrade. I rather keep the extra $1500 in my pocket or put it towards a second Wilson. I may go for an X-Tac next.

Sounds like a great build. It will be built like a tank and shoot like a sports car I bet.

One of the reasons I really like Wilson as a builder is the variety you can choose from when ordering. Kinda like having the Deluxe Mister Potato Head instead of the regular version as a kid. You know all those extra noes, ears and eyes to choose from
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CONGRATS! Will probably play with 38 Super soon.
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Old 10-12-2012, 20:40   #32
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CONGRATS! Will probably play with 38 Super soon.
You should, I really love it. I would say I prefer it above .45ACP in a 1911. Not to say .45ACP is not fun to shoot, we all know it is. The .38 Super just has it's own style IMO. I am itching for a 9mm 1911
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Old 10-12-2012, 21:39   #33
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There good with me!!!! I could use some myself!! I was joking. I remember the longest thread ever started with the comment I made.
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I was under the impression that Ed is the jerk, Les seems like a nice guy as does Bill Wilson. I'm a Wilson fan myself. I ordered a CQB and waited 7 months for delivery. It was very nice but I didn't do my "homework" as well as I should have. I decided I wanted a different kind of configuration so I sold it a couple of weeks after it arrived and "got back in line" with a CQB Elite now on order. It's not due until next spring.
In my limited experience, you are exactly correct. To Brown's great credit, Ed seldom answers the phone any more.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:04   #35
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As soon as I saw the title "Infamous Cardboard Box Time" I knew exactly what you were talking about.

I have a Baer TRS that is one heck of a shooter. Finish may not be as durable as my Brown or Wilsons but you get a lot of bang for the buck with the Baers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Nice collection by the way!
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:23   #36
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As soon as I saw the title "Infamous Cardboard Box Time" I knew exactly what you were talking about.

I have a Baer TRS that is one heck of a shooter. Finish may not be as durable as my Brown or Wilsons but you get a lot of bang for the buck with the Baers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Nice collection by the way!
Yeah that box thread was epically long!

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:59   #38
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I sure miss that cardboard box thread.

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Old 11-07-2012, 11:42   #39
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I called Wilson once due to an issue with the front sight on my CQB and they were great to deal with. I mailed them just the slide on my dime ($11 with insurance I think) and they fixed it and mailed it back within a week. They included 2 ETM mags to offset my $11, not a bad deal for me



I wonder if they would get wise when you started sending it in every other month.
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I wonder if they would get wise when you started sending it in every other month.
Worth a try
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